Together Tomorrow

WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER

Like all businesses right now, Steppenwolf is adapting the way it works and how it serves the community with thrilling art during the COVID-19 crisis. As we work hard to create the soonest and safest reunion, we have launched Together Tomorrow, a conversation series about how we are adapting the way we work to meet the unprecedented challenges of today.

Conversation 3

The Adapting Theatre Experience
NEW DATE: JULY 13, 2020 at 12:15pm cdt

A live webinar and conversation with Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and Campus Expansion Project Manager/Director of Production Tom Pearl. This conversation will focus on what many are wondering: how will the theatre-going experience potentially change in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how can the new building construction adapt to promote a healthier environment?

Open captioning will be provided.

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Conversation 2

“We’re always looking at the obstacle as the opportunity. It’s in our spirit.”
May 12, 2020

Two months into performance closures, Anna and David took stalk of the unprecedented financial challenges and discussed plans for new virtual productions. Anna remarked how the crisis was forcing some surprising creative inspiration, and David discussed preliminary planning for how audiences and artists might gather in person together again.

Watch the full interview with Anna and David.

Conversation 1

“There have been plays and plagues. We have history on our side.”
April 27, 2020

Shortly after performance cancelations, Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and Executive Director David Schmitz talked with family business strategist and Steppenwolf Director's Circle member Andrew Keyt about art-making when public gatherings aren’t allowed. When asked if the crisis will change theater, Shapiro took the long view:

"I don’t think we’ll be the same [after this crisis]. But I don’t think it’s that we won’t be the same because suddenly our [attendance] numbers will be way down. Theatre’s been dying since it was born. There have been plagues. Have there been Shake Shacks and plagues? No. Have there been basketball games and plagues? No. But there have been plays and plagues. We have history on our side. But I think, I hope, what it will do is help programmers get a different sense – a truer sense – of the function of that event in people’s lives."

Watch the full interview with Anna and David.

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As our stages sit dark, we are reminded of how vital art is to our very well-being. By supporting us now, you help ensure that world-class theatre continues to thrive in our great city.

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Join us

When the time is right, we will retake the stage and we want you to be there. Help us restore tomorrow by becoming a member today. Your support will help us hang on to the ability to exist during this unprecendented time.

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Donate Now

As our stages sit dark, we are reminded of how vital art is to our very well-being. By supporting us now, you help ensure that world-class theatre continues to thrive in our great city.

DONATE

Join us

When the time is right, we will retake the stage and we want you to be there. Help us restore tomorrow by becoming a member today. Your support will help us hang on to the ability to exist during this unprecendented time.

LEARN MORE